Doha climate change deal clears way for 'damage aid' to poor nations

From Global development | The Guardian Sat Dec 8 2012, 14:19:44

EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the "loss and damage" incurred.

This is the first time developing countries have received such assurances, and the first time the phrase "loss and damage from climate change" has been enshrined in an international legal document.

Developing countries had been fighting hard for the concession at the fortnight-long UN climate change talks between 195 nations in Qatar, which were supposed to finish on Friday but ran on into Saturday night.

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